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Lisa Selby

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fine Art


Lisa Selby is a Lecturer in Fine Art.

Career overview

Lisa trained as an artist at Nottingham Trent University and Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University she worked as a lecturer at University of the Arts Norwich.

She has been awarded funding from Royal British Society of Sculptors (2014), Firstsite and The British Arts Council (2016), Arts Council England (2019) in addition to significant social media recognition and funding from celebrity grime musician Stormzy and ‘Prison: a survival guide’ (Penguin, 2019) author and activist Carl Cattermole.

Research areas

Lisa’s research explores themes of addiction, mental health and incarceration and uses documentary and storytelling to look at disconnections and gaps working in collaboration with Elliot Murawski, under the name @bluebaglife.

Throughout Lisa’s career she has focused on social structures and hierarchy in British society. Current themes include the examination of prisons, incarceration, mental health and drug addiction and support networks. Previous work explored gender stereotyping, questioning socially constructed attributions of ‘femininity’ and how it linked to domestic ornament, be it the tea ritual or botanical drawings.

External activity

Potential Unlocked: Prison and Community Arts

TEDx Kingston

Bang Up, Outpost Gallery 8 Feb – 3 March 2019

Sponsors and collaborators

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance